Gut bacteria linked to weight gain following chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer

Approximately 30% of breast cancer patients who receive chemotherapy treatment gain weight, though it is unclear why this phenomenon occurs in some women but not in others. Beyond weight gain, chemotherapy is also known to increase the risk of high blood pressure and glucose intolerance, a prediabetes condition. Although this is a familiar phenomenon, the…

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U of M trial shows hydroxychloroquine does not prevent COVID-19 in health care workers

University of Minnesota Medical School physician researchers studied hydroxychloroquine as a treatment to prevent COVID-19 for those with high-risk for exposure to the virus – health care workers. The pre-exposure prophylaxis trial results, which were published in Clinical Infectious Diseases, determined that taking 400mg of hydroxychloroquine once or twice weekly did not prevent the development…

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Rare disease cures accelerator-data and analytics platform milestones highlighted

TUCSON, Ariz. and WASHINGTON, D.C. October 21, 2020 — The Critical Path Institute (C-Path) and the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD®) hosted the Rare Disease Cures Accelerator-Data and Analytics Platform (RDCA-DAP) 2020 Virtual Workshop on Monday, October 19. The platform, funded by a cooperative agreement through the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), serves…

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Wear Your Heart on Your Feet

The signature of the Flour Shop bakery in SoHo — owned by Amirah Kassem and her husband, Ross Harrow — is sparkly sprinkle-strewn rainbow-striped confections, especially birthday cakes. Now Vans, a California footwear and apparel company, has taken the Flour Shop look as inspiration for its new line. Glittery footwear for all ages with rainbow…

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